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NGC 5584

NGC 5584, LEDA 51344, MCG+00-37-001, UGC 9201

RA: 14h 22m 23.67s
Dec: −00° 23′ 14.1″

Con: Virgo
Ch: MSA:767, U2:242, SA:14

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy, Sc

Mag: B=12.8, V=?

Size: 3.311′ x 2.57′
PA: 140°

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Barnard, E.E. (1883)

See A new Nebula near phi Virginis. Astron. Nachr., 104, 285.

1881 July 27 I found a faint Nebula 1° 48' north and 5m39s west of φ Virginis (as determined by the aid of the finder). Upon inquiring I found that no nebula was known at that point: On account of its approach to the sun nothing more was done about it until July of 1882 when being certain of its existence I notified Harvard Observatory and Mr. O.C. Wendell very kindly observed it with the 15 inch equatorial, making its mean position for 1882.0:

RA =14h16m19.6s

Dec = +0°  9' 14"

He describes it as being »Rather diffuse and faint, but gradually a little brighter in the middle.«

Nashville Tenn., 1883 January 8.

Barnard, E.E. (1884)

See New nebulae - Small black hole in the milky way - Duplicity of beta-1 Capricorni. Astron. Nachrichten, 108, 369-372.

object "d" "Faint nebula. The position was obtained by Mr Wendell at Harvard College Obs. He describes it (with the 15-inch refractor) as being 'rather diffuse and faint, but gradually a little brighter in the middle'. The place is for 1882.0 This nebula has before been announced, and examined by, among others, Mr Temple and is here inserted merely as a matter of record."

Published comments

Worssell, W.M. (1914)

W. M. Worssell, in Union Observatory Circular No 20 (1914), comments on objects seen on photographic plates taken with the Franklin-Adams Star-Camera. He notes: "Very fine large spiral nebula, 9 mag., with two nuclei. Canes Ven. nebula type."

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads IRRR,VDIF,COMPLKNSTR.

Sandage, A. et al. (1975) Galaxies and the Universe

G. de Vaucouleurs ("Galaxies and the Universe", Chapter 14 - Nearby Groups of Galaxies) notes "Includes the NGC 5566 & NGC 5713 group." The five brightest members of the Virgo III cloud are NGC 5566, NGC 5746, NGC 5713, NGC 5701 & NGC 5584.

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